Ted Cruz has been one of the most outspoken candidates this campaign when it comes to his opposition to Common Core and disdain for federal overreach in education policy. So it should come as no surprise that when the issue was raised during Tuesday night’s CNN town hall, Cruz strongly reasserted these positions.
In response to a question about how to help U.S. companies find “talented and qualified” employees for growing companies, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said one place to start is education reform, by getting the federal government out of it, abolishing the Department of Education, block-granting money to the states, ending Common Core, and allowing more school choice.
“It’s one of the reasons I promised on the very first day in office that I’m going to direct the Department of Education that Common Core ends that day,” said the senator.
Cruz continued, “And I think what we ought to be doing is abolishing the federal Department of Education and block-granting that money to send it back to Wisconsin. I think the people of Wisconsin know much better what to do with that money.”
You can watch Cruz’s full response below:
Paul Dupont is the managing editor for ThePulse2016.com.